Forty Leaves by Diana Greenwood

I have spent many wonderful years as part of the Dazzle team, both selling at the shows and exhibiting and I wanted to create a special piece to celebrate this. My jewellery is synonymous with my love of all things leafy and flowery and I had an idea for a brooch that featured many leaves but in a very ordered and considered way. I started creating the brooch over a year ago, but it then lounged in a drawer, unfinished, as it was never resolved enough (in my mind and creatively) to be complete. The invitation to create a piece for this exhibition provided the catalyst to complete the brooch. After counting al lthe leaves I had carefully sawn out of silver, arranged and soldered together as the front of the brooch, I was amazed to find that there were 40! It was obviously meant to be made and completed for this exhibition. This is likely one of the most difficult brooches I've ever made, and it put my abilities to the test, butI love a good challenge.

View all the 40 brooches for 40 years exhibition.

Features

  • Primary Material : Sterling Silver
  • Other Materials : Stainless steel
  • Pin Type : pin
  • Dimensions (mm) : 56x56
  • One of a Kind : Yes
  • Hallmarked : Yes

Cleaning Instructions

Clean with foaming silver dip. Follow the instructions using the sponge to create a foam and gently clean the surface of the brooch. Rinse in warm water and pat dry with clean kitchen towel to remove any watermarks. As the brooch is hollow, I suggest leaving somewhere warm to dry out completely-on top of a radiator is good (if stable) When not being worn keep wrapped up in acid-free tissue paper. Silver reacts with perfume and aerosol sprays, so keep away from these products

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Forty Leaves

Features

  • Primary Material : Sterling Silver
  • Other Materials : Stainless steel
  • Pin Type : pin
  • Dimensions (mm) : 56x56
  • One of a Kind : Yes
  • Hallmarked : Yes

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by Diana Greenwood

I have spent many wonderful years as part of the Dazzle team, both selling at the shows and exhibiting and I wanted to create a special piece to celebrate this. My jewellery is synonymous with my love of all things leafy and flowery and I had an idea for a brooch that featured many leaves but in a very ordered and considered way. I started creating the brooch over a year ago, but it then lounged in a drawer, unfinished, as it was never resolved enough (in my mind and creatively) to be complete. The invitation to create a piece for this exhibition provided the catalyst to complete the brooch. After counting al lthe leaves I had carefully sawn out of silver, arranged and soldered together as the front of the brooch, I was amazed to find that there were 40! It was obviously meant to be made and completed for this exhibition. This is likely one of the most difficult brooches I've ever made, and it put my abilities to the test, butI love a good challenge.

View all the 40 brooches for 40 years exhibition.

Cleaning Instructions

Clean with foaming silver dip. Follow the instructions using the sponge to create a foam and gently clean the surface of the brooch. Rinse in warm water and pat dry with clean kitchen towel to remove any watermarks. As the brooch is hollow, I suggest leaving somewhere warm to dry out completely-on top of a radiator is good (if stable) When not being worn keep wrapped up in acid-free tissue paper. Silver reacts with perfume and aerosol sprays, so keep away from these products